Classical Mythology (Paperback)

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Building on the best-selling tradition of previous editions, Classical Mythology, Eleventh Edition, is the most comprehensive survey of classical mythology available--and the first full-color textbook of its kind. Featuring the authors' clear and extensive translations of original sources, it
brings to life the myths and legends of Greece and Rome in a lucid and engaging style. The text contains a wide variety of faithfully translated passages from Greek and Latin sources, including Homer, Hesiod, all the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Plato, Lucian,
Lucretius, Vergil, Ovid, and Seneca.

Acclaimed authors Mark P.O. Morford, Robert J. Lenardon, and Michael Sham incorporate a dynamic combination of poetic narratives and enlightening commentary to make the myths come alive for students. Offering historical and cultural background, they also examine the enduring survival of classical
mythology and its influence in the fields of art, literature, music, dance, and film.

About the Author


Mark P.O. Morford is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Virginia, where he joined the faculty in 1984 after teaching for twenty-one years at The Ohio State University and serving as chairman of the Department of Classics. Robert J. Lenardon is Professor Emeritus of Classics at The Ohio State University, where he was on the faculty for twenty-five years and served as Director of Graduate Studies in Classics. Michael Sham is Professor of Classics at Siena College, where for the past twenty years he has developed a small but vigorous program. He is currently also Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780190851644
ISBN-10: 0190851643
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 27th, 2018
Pages: 792
Language: English